Introducing the McMath Blog Staff 2017-2018



McMath Blog is a club who aims to promote the school and its community. Our team of writers, photographers and artists will be bringing a wide variety of posts that document school events, extracurricular activities, sports and general queries among other content. Thus without further ado, we would like to introduce the members of this year’s “Staff”.



The Editors


Spencer L.




Hi, my name is Spencer and I am in grade 12 here at McMath. I really like technology and computers and staying up to date with all that. I like to ski, and I am a member of the McMath Ski Club. I also like astronomy and other sciences. I am also a musician and I play the baritone saxophone in the McMath jazz band. I also play the piano. In the future I'll be going on a trip to Italy where I'll be able to play music. I look forward to telling you all about the trip!


Michelle W.




Hello! My name is Michelle, I’m a gr.11 student and this is my fourth year as a member of the Blog Staff. I enjoy writing creative fiction, such as short stories or poetry, as it allows one to explore a perspective and setting beyond themselves. One hobby in particular I’m immensely fond of is exploring anything related to digital media, from creating photo edits to videos or practicing code. I’ve previously started the ‘Queries’ series, in addition to creating a video and articles for ‘Humans of McMath’. I look forward to my first year as an editor with you all!



The Bloggers


Kaylee B.




Hello Blog Readers! My name is Kaylee B. and I am a writing-loving grade 11 student at McMath! When I’m not out taking photos or referencing Harry Potter, you can spot me jotting down story ideas in one of my many journals. I love getting involved with the school- whether it’s performing on the improv team, cheering on my peers in their sports games or volunteering at Interact Club events, I’m always on the go! When I’m not hanging around McMath, I attend hours of dance classes each week, practice piano and tutor some fellow students in mathematics. I am constantly fascinated with the world around me, so I cannot wait to learn all about what happens around our school, then share it with you through McMath’s blog! Stay tuned! :)


Emma B.




Hello everyone! This is my first year at McMath, finally the long days of elementary school are over. Considering this is my first year I am trying to branch out my options and try new extracurricular activities. I don’t have any hobbies unless watching YouTube all day counts as one. I participate in a few different sports such as Track, Volleyball and Basketball who knows maybe I will try more this year. Doing sports I don’t really get to express my creative side so hopefully the blog club will bring that out.


Kennedy B.




Hi, my name is Kennedy B. and I am in grade eight this year. Since it is my first year of high school and wanted to sign up for the blog team to meet new people and share my love of writing with others who enjoy it as much as I do. I am a teenager so the things I like to do include watching Netflix, hanging out with friends, writing and artwork. This year my goal is to step out of my comfort zone and try writing more about more real events. I look forward to meeting all of you and getting to know you, until then bye!


Gavin F-Q.




Hello, everyone. My name is Gavin and I am a grade 11 student. I enjoy watching movies, TV shows, youtube videos of all genres. Be it documentaries, action movies or anything in between, I will be eager to watch it. Outside of being glued to the TV or computer screen, I am on a soccer team where I play alongside many of my friends. I also enjoy the cool air that rushes on my face during a nice bike ride or seeing new places while hiking. You can find me hanging out with friends from McMath's Natural club where we manage the recycling of the school and discuss different green initiatives. All in all, my life consists of being a part-time hermit, adventurer, and friend. I look forward to writing about anything I find interesting in hopes that others do as well, for the McMath school blog this year!


Maria I.



Hi! I am Maria, a grade eight here at McMath. My interests in school include architecture, math, reading, and of course, like everyone else on the blog team; writing. From the community current events around us, to McMath's daily life, I'd love to write about anything. Outside of school, I love swimming, the outdoors, skiing, and baking. I really look forward to being part of the blog community, and writing about what I love.


Emily M.




My name is Emily M. and I am in Grade 10 here at McMath. I’m usually found pondering existence and wishing I was asleep. But, I digress. I love writing, reading, tea, cats, and everything else that makes me a certified old lady. I’m also a part of Musical Theatre here at McMath, and love singing, dancing (with 13 years of experience) and acting. I’m a very creative person, and love being around all forms of beauty and art. You can expect a variety of pieces from me on the blog, as I can never quite pick one favorite topic! I’m very excited to be a part of the blog team this year!


Lida M.




Hello there! My name is Lida and I'm a grade 8 student. I have a passion for art and I make digital art as a hobby. Being a part of the McMath's blog team, I hope to be able to do some graphic designing or art for the blog. I currently run a small blog and hope to learn and improve with more experience! When I'm not making art I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, playing video games, and like to eat food. I hope to have an amazing year being a part of the blog team and I hope to get to meet new people!


Kate N.




I’m Kate and I am a grade 8 student. When I’m not in school, I like to play piano, play basketball,volleyball and tennis, volunteer in the community and spend time with my cat. I enjoy reading books that inspire me to write. I like to binge watch tv shows.


Shajiah S.




Hi! My name is Shajiah S. I am a grade 8 student with the love of art in all forms. I love reading and exploring about history as it pulls me into a new world of vikings, princesses and pirates. My favourite pastimes include reading, baking, drawing, photography, writing and of course watching Netflix. Another thing I love doing is editing videos that I make and last but definitely not least I love all things harry potter! I'm excited to be joining the blog as I hope I can pull readers into a new dimension of intrigue excitement and best of all humour!


Denise S.




My name is Denise S. and I'm currently in grade 11. When I'm not in school, most of the time you can probably find me dancing, baking or staying up late watching a good show. If I'm not doing one of those things, I'm most likely spacing out and drowning myself in crazy ideas. I'm so excited to be part of McMath's blog team and I can't wait to see what this school year has to offer!


Brandie W.




Hello, my name is Brandie W. and to be honest, I don't know what I'm writing about. I'm interested in joining the blog because I always want to try new things in life. I would like to help with the photographer part of the blog but I would be happy to write as well. I currently have a friend beside me so I've asked her how she would describe me, this is her answer: outgoing, adventurous, rebellious, and a tough cookie. I'm not sure if any of these are accurate, but who really knows themselves. I'll let you sit on that one. Here is a picture of me after I got hit and stepped on in rugby. Enjoy!